"Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition curated by Pauline Vermare at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, this sincere, beautifully conceived volume offers an in-depth look at this American visual artist’s oeuvre.
Known for his photography and painting, a rare and beautiful combination of Japanese and French influences runs through Leiter’s entire body of work. His passion for French impressionism and post-impressionism likely played a role in his love and admiration for Japanese art, leading to the characteristic poetic grace and delicateness seen in his images, as well as an acute awareness of transient, ephemeral beauty. "
We are offering copies of the first edition, sixth printing, although it is actually indicated "First Edition : May 15, 2017 - Sixth edition : June 30, 2017" in the book.
Captions to the images in Japanese and English.
312 pages - Softcover w/ DJ and obi
Format : 15 x 21 cm
New - Mint condition
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.Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "The distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter’s early black and white photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and 50s. While this technique borrowed aspects of the photodocumentary, Leiter’s imagery was more shaped by his highly individual reactions to...